Legislative Process Toward Broadband In TN Is A Mixed Bag

The Tennessee Legislature Has Made Positive Strides Cutting Red Tape To Aid Broadband Expansion, But The State Unfortunately Continues To Be Hostile To Taxpayers By Promoting Government-Run (Taxpayer-Funded) Networks.

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Where Is Tennessee’s Education Funding Going? [ Interview with Jason Edmonds from Beacon Center TN ]

A recent report from the Beacon Center of Tennessee reveals that only 53% of the state’s education funding makes it to classrooms. But where is the rest of the money going? In this interview with Jason Edmonds from the Beacon Center, that question is answered. In addition, Edmonds unveils data regarding how much money is actually being spent per-student and how that compares to what is reported by the Government. Edmonds also tackles the perplexing trend of the trajectory of enrolled students, classroom teachers, principals and vice principals. Don’t miss out on this eye-opening interview!

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Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classrooms

The Amount Of Funding For Education In Tennessee Rises Each Year, But A Report Released On Wednesday Reveals That The Amount Of Taxpayer Money That Is Funneled To Classrooms Has Not.

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Tennessee’s COVID Policies Limited Damage To Economy

Lee’s Approach To Pandemic Mitigation Efforts Helped Limit The Impact On TN’s Economy Without Having A Negative Effect On The State’s COVID-19 Metrics, A New Report from The Beacon Center Of Tennessee Says.

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Tennessee’s Most Abusive Tax Goes Unchecked

It Is Time Tennessee Reforms Its Feudal Property Tax System If It Wants To Continue To Be Billed As A Destination State For Business And Retirement. If We Don’t Reduce The Tax Burden For Our Seniors They Will Relocate Elsewhere. If We Fail To Adopt “Truth-In-Taxation Revenue-Driven Property Taxation” Like Other Growth States, Our Residents And Businesses Will Move To More Property Tax Friendly States.

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Haslam Named Treasurer Of TN Right-To-Work Amendment Committee

Former Governor Bill Haslam Will Serve As Treasurer On The Newly Formed “Yes On 1” Committee That Was Launched To Put Right-To-Work Into The Tennessee Constitution.

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Criticism Continues For State’s $2.5M ‘Tennessee On Me’ Tourism Campaign

When The Promotions Featuring Gov. Bill Lee And Country Music Star Brad Paisley Began For The New “Tennessee On Me” Tourism Initiative, It Took Many Of Lee’s Republican Colleagues By Surprise.

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TN Jobless Claims Hits Pandemic Low As Federal Unemployment Benefits Come To End

Tennessee Had Its Lowest Number Of New Unemployment Claims In The Week Ending June 19th Since The Impact Of COVID-19 Began In March 2020.

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TN Welfare Reform Aims To Put More Money In Needy Families’ Pockets

The Tennessee Legislature, In Concert With Human Services And Gov. Lee Are Looking At Ways To Distribute $730 Million In Reserves In The State’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

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U.S. Senate Report Says Tennessee Economy Will Suffer From End Of Federal Unemployment Benefits

Critics Question A New Report From The U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee That Says Tennessee Will Miss Out On $486 Million Going Into Its Local Economy When Gov. Bill Lee Ends The State’s Participation In The Federal Unemployment Pandemic Relief Program.

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